One of the world’s largest cheap watches and replica watches markets is Guangzhou Watch Market. This impressive wholesale center is located in the ZhanXi Lu, Yuexiu District in Guangzhou City and it is a very impressive collection of suppliers that sell all types of watches, watch accessories and watch repair services. Of course, you can’t have a watch market in China without knockoffs and from this point of view; Guangzhou Watch Market is like heaven on earth. This unlimited source of fake timepieces has some of the most popular and recently launched luxury designer imitations at surprisingly low prices.
Guangzhou Watch Market includes 9 large installments that were built and opened gradually as the center got bigger and more popular among resellers and end customers. The area occupied by the market is filled with small and large stands where thousands of sellers display their products daily hoping that they will attract the attention and money of those who are looking for a “too good to be true” deal.
In the Guangzhou watch market there are over 3000 companies that are offering their watches, accessories and services at wholesale prices. These are either large manufacturers or small shops, famous factories or no name firms, gathered from all parts of China with one thing in common- a rich and diversified offer of timepieces at low cost. Some of them have online websites where you can view the catalog and order while others are offering to ship the replica watches internationally. These sellers are incredibly versatile and their skills go further than just producing their products. They are also experts at displaying, presenting and negotiating the merchandise. You simply cannot enter this fake timepieces market without buying a few of your favorite Rolex, Cartier, Tag Heuer, Omega or Patek Philipe knockoffs.
Your first visit here might seem overwhelming, but it also fascinates you. The entire center is a colorful gathering of all kinds of wristwatches and merchants interested in selling their goods rapidly even if it means accepting a considerably lower price than the one listed on the shelves. The market is organized in 5 galleries and these are- the ZhanXi KowLoon Watch Center, the Southern Watch Trade Centre, the Southern Trade Center of Horologe, the New KowLoon Watch Center and the SanYi Watch city.
Most of the expensive luxury brands imitation watches cost about 200 yuan. This means less than $35. These are usually the replica watches that we see on online stores priced at $100-$250. These types of websites buy their products from the same place, from the notorious Guangzhou market- just that they prefer to adopt a heftier pricing strategy even though the quality is the same.
Replica watches markets such as the one in Guangzhou is the main reason why the fake timepieces business is flourishing by the day. With such a large source of designer knockoffs it’s no wonder that the Internet is flooded with websites that invite watches aficionados to get an affordable version of their favorite luxury timepiece.
John Travolta is one of the best dressed actors from Hollywood, so there is no surprise that his accessories are always classy and one of a kind. He was seen more than a few times wearing a gorgeous Breitling Navitimer watch, and we understand why he made this choice; the watch is a perfect fit for his personality and his clothing preferences.
The Breitling Navitimer watch is a classic, and it is one of the favorite pieces worn by pilots and those who have aeronautics as passion since more than 60 years. The watch was first made in 1952, and although the design that the watch has today is almost identical to the original one, there are many improvements in the structure and the quality of the materials.
What makes the watch stand out is the high quality steel case and the black dial with red seconds hands. Travolta is wearing his Navitimer model AB012012-BB01BK with a black leather strap, but there are many versions available starting from brown leather to stainless steel. The watch itself can also be found in red gold version with different dial colors. No matter the materials, the Navitimer is a truly reliable piece that is not only good looking, but also of an outstanding performance.
It is water resistant like most of the Breitling watches and it can resist to a pressure of 3 bars, which is more than enough for regular daily use. The bezel is bidirectional and the crystal of the watch is as resistant as the rest of it, made from cambered sapphire and glare-proofed both sides. This means that no matter where you are and how you wear the watch, there will be no disturbing reflection on its surface. We understand why this would be so important for someone like John Travolta who is in front of the cameras more often than not.
For someone who doesn’t want to worry about changing the batteries of the watch, the Navitimer is perfect since it is selfwinding mechanical. It has a power reserve of at least 42 hours, more than enough for any situation. It works on the 2nd timezone and it also shows the date, not only the time. Its weight without the strap is 112 gr, so it is light enough to be comfortable and heavy enough to look good on any wrist.
On the market you will find plenty of versions of the Navitimer available, in different colors and made from different materials, but all of them have something in common: they are timeless pieces that will not only last forever, but they will also make a statement for the person who is wearing them.
No wonder that John Travolta is so attached to his Navitimer that he is wearing it both on the red carpet and when he is on a casual meeting outside. There is probably no other piece that would look as good as this one on his wrist!
This calibre is another success in the long line of technological achievements of the Neuchatel brand when it comes to designing and developing its calibres. The P.2004 calibre is, in fact, the first chronograph movement created entirely by Panerai. A complete movement that offers the simple time measurement tools (hours and minutes) but adds complicated features like the small seconds, GMT, the 8 days power reserve linear indicator and the seconds reset. And on top of all these, it is also a single button chronograph.
This hand-wound mechanical movement has 13 3/4 lignes, 29 jewels and it’s 8.2 mm thick. It counts 321 components in total and it works with a frequency of 28,800 alternations/hour fitted with a regulating screw.
As a successor of the P.2003 calibre, all the features are kept. The second time zone with the day/night indicator (a little window from the small seconds dial turns from white into black, making the difference between AM/PM time zone), the amount of running time remaining showed by the linear indicator on the dial, the zeroing of the seconds hand in order to synchronize the watch- you just need to pull the winding crown and the small seconds hand returns to zero and stops. But the best part is the chronograph function, that has a cool particularity of having just one push-piece (located, at the level of the dial, at 8 o’clock position) instead of two, like most chronograph have. This push-piece, when pressed in sequence, starts/stops and zeroes the central hand with great precision due to the column wheel. This chronograph function does the job through a friction clutch, an important detail that forbids the movement of the hand to be unsteady. The minute counter moves instantaneously by clicking from one position to the next on the 60th second of each minute.
All the functions along with the 8 days power reserve are possible through three superimposed spring barrels that sore lots of energy.
The design of this movement is cut out for all the functions provided: chamfered and polished angles, large brushed plates, mirror-polished screws, separate bridges.
The P.2004 has the P.2004/10 as a variation, executing the same functions but with a more sophisticated look in therms of finishing, as the three-quarter plate and barrel are skeletonised.
The P.2004 calibre is obviously equipped with Glucydur balance and a Parechoc anti-shock device and it also provides a water resistance up to 100 m.
Large calibre also means large cases, so the P.2004 can be found inside the Luminor 1950 Chrono Monopulsante GMT & 8 Days models in all variations (including the Left-Handed one), with a diameter ranging from 44 mm to 47 mm.
Aiming constantly to expand the range of their in-house produced calibres, Officine Panerai`s offers a unique high-tech approach that, blended with their signature case design, is providing original and valuable luxury wrist watches.
There is no secret to anyone that Adam Levine is one of the best dressed singers there is. Although he has a very casual and relaxed style all the time, the Maroon 5 main singer always looks perfect, and this includes not only his clothes but also his accessories. One of the most popular pieces that he is wearing is his watch; the Daytona 6240 Rolex, a collectible timeless watch.
Like any other Rolex watch, the Daytona model is also extremely elegant, a classic some might think, and designed to get the attention in any circumstance. Strangely enough, when Rolex first produced this watch only a number of pieces were made, because they thought that it will not sell well. Indeed, the Daytona did not have much success back in the 60’s, but nowadays the watch is extremely difficult to find and it can only be bought for a small fortune.
The Daytona watch is made from high quality steel that will not change its appearance over the years. A clear proof of this is that even nowadays, more than 50 years after the watch was made, it still looks impeccable and every piece that was produced in that time is mostly intact. The strap of the watch is also made of stainless steel, which makes it appropriate both for casual and elegant outfits; Adam Levine is wearing his Daytona successfully during concerts or on the red carpets with expensive suits.
One of the reasons why there’s so much discussion around Adam’s watch is not because the watch is a Rolex or because it is pricey (and it is quite expensive), but because it is a classic. The original version that was produced in the 60’s evolved, and anyone who knows something about watches can look at this piece and see how the entire collection evolved. The details may go unnoticeable for most of the people, but not for a specialist. Adam does not only show his impeccable taste in choosing clothes and accessories, but he is also making a statement: he loves the classics and he is not afraid to show it.
Regarding the price of the watch, it is difficult to say how much it is actually worth. It was made in a limited edition and not many pieces are still available in good condition, so it depends on how the watch looks now and how well it was preserved.
This is, in fact, the first automatic movement developed entirely by Officine Panerai, as this brand continues to innovate and improve the, buy now, rather big panoply of self designed and manufactured calibres.
It is the descendant of the P.2002 calibre, inheriting all its functions but taking one step further and providing a 10 days power reserve, displayed on the dial by a linear indicator. So this essential technical feature was improved up to the amazing 10 days level, possible due to the three mains-spring barrels that accumulate 240 h of power when fully wound. Two of the spring barrels are positioned one on top of the other and the third one is linked to the other two through a gear train. This way, the remaining power can be indicated on the graduate scale. The winding is automatic and bi-directional.
Beside the basic function of simple time measurement (hours and minutes), the GMT function becomes handy for those who are traveling a lot. A second central-mounted hand assures GMT reading in a 24 hours format and the seconds sub-dial has a AM/PM indicator in order to eliminate any possible confusion.
The seconds reset is a beautiful feature that engages a complicated mechanism of levers, heart-shaped cam and some blades in order to stop the small seconds hand and reset it to zero.
Another unique and useful offering is the fact that this calibre lets you switch the hour in a 1 h jumps forward or backwards (the quick hour-hand correction feature) without moving the minute hand. The date will adjust automatically.
All the structural parts of this mechanism have polished screws and edges while the oscillating weight also bears the logo of the brand.
With its 13 3/4 lignes 25 jewels and 8 mm thickness, this is a large calibre. In total it counts 281 components and you will find it in all the variations of the Radiomir 10 Days GMT Automatic models and in the Luminor 1950 10 Days Automatic GMT ones, all big case watches, ranging from 44mm up to 47 mm. And although you may expect that all the features provided by this calibre would have as a result a rather busy dial, you will be surprised in the most pleasant way to observe that the dials have a clear design in order to give a friendly experience to the users.
The P.2003 calibre also has a variation in the form of the P.2003/10 calibre, slightly different, counting 293 parts and offering a higher level of skeletonization on the oscillating weight, bridges and barrels. The finishing on this calibre is truly exceptional and can be compared to the one that you can find at watches from Audemars Piguet or Vacheron Constantin. The P.2003/10 calibre is the beating heart of the model Radiomir 1940 10 Days GMT Automatic Oro Rosso.
Calibre`s P.2003 features and complications are the proof that the company’s portfolio is getting more and more divers, as Officine Panerai wish to offer to its customers a cutting-edge technology completely developed in its high-standard obeying laboratories.
There are various types of watch making steel. In principle, one differentiates between parts for movements and parts which are used for the watch case and its parts (as well as watch straps). The parts have the highest demands on precision, the materials require a fine structure. Hardenable carbon steels are usually not corrosion-resistant. Therefore, corrosion-resistant, hardenable steels are used for the medium- and high-price segments for all moving parts. Achievable hardness 600 HV. Non-moving parts are made of brass and / or copper nickel alloys (nickel silver).
Watch case steel requires the best corrosion resistance, as well as the highest demands on the polishing ability. A point that’s becoming more and more important today is the clock’s non-magnetism, as the influence of electronic devices in our environment increasingly adversely affect the clock’s accuracy.
A quantum leap for the production of steel parts necessary in the watch or clockwork industry is the use of stainless steel produced by a technique called powder metallurgy. In this process the steel is melted and after pushed through a nozzle under high pressure, after cooling the “steel haze” becomes a very fine steel powder. The powder is melted again and this results in a steel quality with an extremely homogeneous and fine structure.
LAW 100 X®, a watchmaking steel with excellent qualities
One of the most suitable steels for the manufacturing of parts for clockworks or watches is the unalloyed, lead free LAW 100 X®. This new generation of watchmaking steel is produced with the technique of powder metallurgy. Due to its extremely fine structure, no lead has to be added, and thus the LAW 100 X® also meets the criteria of environmental friendliness.
It has an extremely low distortion and is suitable for the manufacturing of even the smallest precision parts and instruments.
At the reworks such as tempering/hardening, coating or polishing of parts, spectacular results are obtained. Because of its high wear resistance it is ideal to use for parts which are constantly in motion and therefore highly qualified in the watch making industry. Moving parts such as pivots, axles, pinions and gears are made from LAW 100 X®.
The use of LAW 100 X® is not limited to the watchmaking industry, it is also used in the automotive industry and for the production of heavily stressed parts for tool making machines.
Chronifer® M-15 X, high-quality steel for watch making
One excellent steel for the manufacture of clockwork parts or precision parts for watches is the Chronifer® M-15 X. It is a stainless hardenable martensitic steel which is produced by vacuum melting (Micro-Melt®) and a special powder metallurgic process.
Martensitic stainless steel is extremely tough and strong and shares some similar characteristics with ferritic steel, but it has a higher carbon content. Therefore it can be hardened and tempered, its corrosion resistance is similar to that of an AISI 304.
By this manufacturing process a finer and more homogeneous material structure is achieved. This results in higher corrosion resistance, more regular workability and lower distortion after hardening. Furthermore, it is characterized by better polishing ability and fatigue resistance. Due to its excellent properties Chronifer® M-15 X is especially qualified for pulling smallest tolerances and for the very economical production of small precision parts. In the watchmaking industry it is used for the production of pivots, bridges, pinions, plates and other clockwork parts.
The use of this steel is not limited to the watch making field, it is also used in the medical industry for manufacturing of medical instruments.
L. Klein SA, is trader and distributor of watchmaking steel. Thanks to their many years of experience and specialization they can give advice which material is suitable for the different parts and precision moving parts of watches. They have high quality watch making steel available on stock and deliver worldwide even in small quantities and units.
When Officine Panerai has started to pursuit the need to entail a complete overhaul it wasn’t about making little changes, modifying small details or proceeding to make some additions. The desire to become a true manufacturer was translated through the creation of their own entirely in-house developed movement. And it all started with the calibre P.2002, as the first calibre signed by the Neuchatel manufacture, that has proved to be the delight of the Paneristi, being the result of the now famous know-how of the brand.
You can call it a multipurpose mechanism, as it is a hand-wound calibre that delivers accurate time measurement (hours, minutes) and has multiple features like small seconds, date, GMT, 24h indicator, a power reserve indicator and a second reset mechanism.
In order to provide all these functions, it works with 21 jewels and has a total of 247 components. It’s a large movement with a diameter of 13 3/4 lines (31mm) and a thickness of 6.6 mm.
A stunning 8 days power reserve is translated, at the level of the dial, by a linear indicator. Three spring barrels positioned in series can be hand-wounded through the winding crown. When fully wound at 8 days there are less fluctuations in accuracy, another benefit being the fact that winding it up every 7-8 days means insignificant wear on the components.
The GMT function can be read due to a specific hand on the dial that shows the time in the place of departure. The winding crown does the job of setting the second time zone. It has three positions and the intermediate one adjust the local time while the date indicator updates automatically. When the crown is pulled out to its furthest position, the hands of the watch show you the local time and the central hour hand of the second time (a bit shorter then the main local hour hand, in order to differentiate itself) also moves so you can see the difference between your local time and the time in the departure place. And to make sure there isn’t any confusion, the watches bearing this mechanism have a AM/PM indicator informing you about the GMT over 24 hours.
This position of the winding crown also engages the zero reset device, moving to zero the seconds hand of the small sub-dial so you can synchronize the watch with a reference time signal.
Another strong point of this calibre is its resistance to shock, because the balance-cock is fitted with two supports, unlike most ETA automatic movements. The Glucydur balance and the KIF Parechoc anti-shock device are also assuring that time delivery is made without any external interfering.
And with a water resistance up to 100 meters, we can see why this calibre is a true masterpiece that keeps alive large case models such as the 44mm Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT (Oro Rosso, Platinum, acciaio,or the Left-Handed versions) the 47mm Radiomir Composite Marina Militare 8 Giorni or the impressive Egiziano, with a case diameter of 60mm.
Thailand is a country of immensely diverse natural and modern developments. A country comprised of 77 provinces each with a story to tell. With its Golden Triangle connections in the north, historical and rice producing central regions, vibrant capital and idyllic islands, Thailand can capture the mind of travelers for more than weeks.
In this unique part of the world most luxury jewelry brands can easily be found in special stores and in glamour malls like Siam Paragon which is an enormous upscale shopping mall and entertainment center. This fantastic mall has been built in 2005 at a cost of US$375 million, a true paradise of luxury and elegance. Since its launch, the complex has attracted large crowds of tourists and Thai people as well. It houses various stores of the most prestigious hi-end brands, the biggest and finest jewelry and watch center chic apparel, cutting edge fashion and beauty products, decorations, handicrafts, luxurious lifestyle products, broad range of delightful dining venues, all-time gourmet food market as well as superior entertainment opportunities. Once you arrive here you are hypnotized. All the top name brands are found in Siam Paragon, some of the most famous designers’ boutiques include Montblanc, Michael Kors, Emporio Armani, Gucci, Chanel, Balenciaga, Valentino, Kenzo, Jimmy Choo, Chloè, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry and Salvatore Ferragamo. The shopping complex is extremely glamorous and elegant. This dynasty-styled mega mall covers an area of 300,000 m² and is covered in opulence.
The luxury watches shops found here offer to their customers an impressive range of high end product so they can choose an unforgettable gift for their loved ones or for themselves.
TAG Heuer has a few shops in Thailand. Most of them are located in Bangkok and in Phuket. Here you can admire and shop some of their amazing products. The strict tradition of Swiss watchmaking has been used to guarantee perfection for these wrist watches. Every single piece has been individually tested to ensure that it is water-resistant and functions flawlessly. Nevertheless, a limited International guarantee protects your investment against any manufacturing defect for a period of two years; a great reassurance for any customer.
Tag Heuer offers to all its customers an international guarantee card, located in the guarantee booklet received with the watch. This must be signed and dated at the time of purchase by an approved TAG Heuer retailer or, by a dedicated TAG Heuer Boutique and must be enclosed with the watch when it is sent for repairs. TAG Heuer will not honor the guarantee for watches sold without a valid guarantee card properly filled out and signed by an approved TAG Heuer retailer or by a dedicated TAG Heuer Boutique; this is a way to promote their product as being the best.
The prices of these spectacular watches range from $3,000 to more than $10.000, number that fade when you consider their unique design and exceptional craftsmanship.
Seiko is proud of being a classic watches manufacturer for over a century. Grand Seiko’s Caliber 9S is the pinnacle of Seiko’s watchmaking today, offering the very best watches for everyday use. It all started with a revolutionary vision which is now a reality.
Some of their iconic models are the Black Ceramic Limited Editions, Spring drives, Mechanical Hi-Beat and Grand Seiko Historical Collection. These are world known for their distinctive design and amazing accuracy.
Seiko is one of the numerous luxury watches shops that can be found in Bangkok. Located in the center of this colorful and loud Thai Capital, the store amazed its customer with a diversity of gorgeous timepieces. In order to prevent them from buying a fake watch Seiko staff warns every potential customer to be careful when they decide to purchase one of these products and they recommend not ordering a Seiko watch from any website, unless it is an authorized Seiko dealer. Their famous stores can be found in Thailand capital and only one shop in central of the city Nonthaburi.
If you want to experience a unique journey, from a watch’s initial inception to its amazing completion then we recommend a breath-taking insight into Montblanc’s evolution.
Why are Montblanc’s watches so exceptional? Because they are handmade by the finest of European craftsmanship; these iconic horological instruments have secured their cult status. At every step, you will find master craftsmen working diligently to input their expertise and passion into these fine wristwatches, creating incredible pieces that amaze even the most demanding customer.
There are three major Montblanc shops in Bangkok and many other across the country. Here you will find splendid watches, fine writing instrument, stunning leather products, elegant jewelry, enthralling fragrances and contemporary eyewear. Discover the all-encompassing collection that Montblanc has to offer.
When you work with the public like Criss Angel does, every part of your outfit needs to be carefully adjusted. Criss is playing with the human mind, doing tricks and performances that would surprise even the most skeptic viewer and he needs distractions and advantages that he can use during his shows. His outfit is also part of the performance, so there is no surprise that his watch is as special as the person wearing it.
Breitling has a wide variety of watches, each one with different features and designs, but the Diamond Super Avenger one that Criss is wearing is truly attention grabbing. Surrounded by diamonds and with a professional, but elegant appearance, Criss can wear it not only during his shows but also during other public appearances.
The watch has a resistant, classy steel case that will not get easily broken or scratched. It is water resistant and it will work perfectly fine up to 300 m deep in the water. With a non-slip grip, every screw is adjusted to prevent water and dirt from going inside, not to mention how much this adds to the elegant look of the watch. The chronograph is self-winding and it is certified by COSC, so it is truly reliable in terms of precision.
The classic version of the watch can be adjusted to fit your needs, but Criss wanted something truly spectacular so he made sure that the strap is not only made from the best steel available, but also decorated with dozens of small diamonds that increase not only the value, but also the uniqueness of the watch. This, of course, does not make the watch less suitable for dangerous tricks; it is still as resistant and reliable as any other piece.
The case of the watch is also decorated with diamonds, and the bezel is unidirectional and ratcheted. The crystal of the watch is just as important as the rest, as it can destroy the entire piece if it gets easily scratched. Luckily, it is made from cambered sapphire and it is glareproofed both sides. What does this mean? There’s no chance that a reflection in his watch will destroy his tricks, and this is exactly what he needs. The watch keeps its appearance and design but it will never become an inconvenient.
Although it is made from strong and resistant materials, the watch is quite light and comfortable to wear, with a weight of only 150.10 gr without the strap. Of course, the weight can increase slightly depending on the elements that you decide to add on the watch, but this is a very solid yet appealing base to begin with.
The Super Avenger watch will put anyone in the center of attention, as it is truly one of the pieces that can’t be easily forgotten. Depending on the strap that you choose you can make it a discreet watch for the evening or a glowing one for a show; either way, it will look perfect.
If you ever watched Bear Grylls’s show, you were probably surprised by the strong will and skills that he has. He can handle any extreme situation, he will go until the end of the world and back just to test his limits and he will do things that for us are unimaginable. With all this, it’s clear that he needs extraordinary equipment that he can count on at any time and in any condition, starting from his clothes to his accessories.
Bear Grylls was seen, more than a few times, wearing the Breitling emergency watch, and this made many people wonder what is so special about this watch and why he chose to wear it from so many other options available. We have the answer!
To begin with, it is easy to notice the special appearance of the watch. Many emergency watches are too big or with a strange design, but not Breitling. The strap of the watch is also made from high quality, high resistance materials. No matter where you go (maybe a trip through the forest?) you will not damage it easily. Made from titanium and with a water resistance of up to 5 bars, it is difficult to break this watch by mistake. If you are on a special mission at night and you don’t want to be noticed by anyone, you can choose the watch that is made from black titanium and that comes with an anti-glare look. In this way no light will reflect in your watch to blow away your cover.
The watch is unique for many reasons, one of them being that it is the first watch with an integrated dual frequency Personal Locator Beacon, which is very helpful in situations when you might want to be found by the rescue team. The Emergency function can issue alerts and it can tell the people of your choice when you are in danger. At the same time, it can help them find you and bring you back to safety. Considering how many times Bear Grylls decided to face the wilderness alone, there’s no surprise that he preferred this watch instead of a regular, elegant, but useless one.
As you can easily picture, this watch is more accurate than most of other accessories on the market. It shows the times ten times more accurate than standards similar watches thanks to the SuperQuartz movement, and you can take full advance of the calendar and program it with 4 years ahead. In this way you will be always prepared in your missions outside the city and you will be never taken by surprise by any event. The battery will keep the watch working for 2-3 years, so you will not find yourself without a functioning watch in the middle of something important.
Overall, it is one of the best watches that you can choose if you want to be as well prepared as Bear Grylls is for any situation.